“Trump a sexist? No, Hillary didn’t get elected”

The following quote from Kellyanne Conway, found in Politico, contains two examples of rhetoric, in one sentence.

“She should have gotten 60 or 62 percent of the female vote. And she did not. And part of why she did not is women tired of the same argument and the same thing that you’re presenting to me now, even though you’re trying to be personally mean about it.”

First, after being asked how she justified Trump and sexual assault allegations, as a woman, the attention is placed on Hillary Clinton, then the question is taken as a personal assault.

Technique 1: “Diversion”, number 29.

Technique 2: “Ad hominem”, number 16.

So there are two rhetorical techniques in the answer, but no real answer. She continues:

“For you to use sexual assault to try to make news here I think is unfortunate, but it also doesn’t matter because Donald Trump promised he’ll be a president of all Americans.”

Okay, sexual assault doesn’t matter because he’ll be a president for all Americans, especially the pretty young women. Maybe he should get an intern. I heard Monica Lewinsky is looking for a job. Otherwise it really is no problem at all. And yes, this was ad hominem full frontal.


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